10 Unusual Ways to Use Mint in Your Meals

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10 Unusual Ways to Use Mint in Your Meals

The options are endless when it comes to using one of our favorite spring flavors, mint, in everyday recipes.

Romaine Salad with Chicken, Apricots & Mint

Try adding a fresh bunch of chopped up mint leaves to this chicken, apricot salad. It will add a refreshing boost to your flavor buds!

Get the recipe: Romaine Salad with Chicken, Apricot & Mint

Warm Flank Steak Salad with Mint and Cilantro

A culmination of all things zesty and rich, such as lime juice, lemongrass and mint, this is the perfect crowd pleasing recipe. Not to mention, even in all of its decadence, it only takes about an hour from prep to plate.

Get the recipe: Warm Flank Steak Salad with Mint and Cilantro

Lemon Mint Snap Peas and Lima Beans

Opt for this dish as a healthy lunch, side dish or app! Light, refreshing and jam-packed full of flavor.

Get the recipe: Lemon Mint Snap Peas and Lima Beans

Black Lentil and Bell Pepper with Mint Salad

Try this healthy mix of lentils, mint and bell peppers! Serve as a side dish or main entree.

Get the recipe: Black Lentil and Bell Pepper with Mint Salad

Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce

Try this simple and quick recipe to create a flavor-bursting lamb chops recipe in under an hour!

Get the recipe: Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce

Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

This light salad is refreshing, healthy and minty.

Get the recipe: Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

Roasted California Fennel with Olive Tapenade, Feta & Mint

Slow-roasting fennel caramelizes its natural sugars and softens what in a raw state is a very crisp texture to something like that of a rich roasted onion. Topped with olive tapenade, feta and mint, it makes a side dish that can’t be beat.

Get the recipe: Roasted California Fennel with Olive Tapenade, Feta & Mint

Minted Watermelon Popsicles

This fruity dessert is sweet and minty for a refreshing dessert.

Get the recipe: Minted Watermelon Popsicles

Cherry-Mint Spritzer

The traditional recipe calls for no alcohol, but if you're looking for an extra kick, try adding wine or a splash of vodka.

Get the recipe: Cherry-Mint Spritzer

Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

A cool, refreshing iced treat for an afternoon boost or the ultimate hydration.

Get the recipe: Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea with Lemon

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Mint is one of the most underrated, refreshing spring ingredients around. While many people mistake it for a simple toss-in to their tea, cocktail or ice cream, mint is also great in everyday meals. There are many different ways to incorporate it into your menu, and we're here to show you the ropes. Whether a vegetarian or meat-lover, we've got you covered; try adding this flavor-packed herb to salads, beans and even lamb for a burst of refreshing flavor.

Check out the slideshow above to find unusual mint recipes you're guaranteed to love!

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